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  • Interveinal Chlorosis - this is hard….

    Hi,
    Growing figs is turning out to be something beautiful, but hard too….

    I only have two trees. I overfertilized one, burning the tips of the leaves…. And now this one shows this chlorosis pattern on old and new leaves. This is a Petite Negri tree. Soil pH is 7.0.

    I added a chemical fertilizer 12-24-12 which contains some micronutrients, and added some worm compost.

    The other tree has beautiful dark green leaves…. Of course there the problem is that I over-fertilized it…

    I would appreciate your recommendations…
    You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 2 photos.
    Panama City, Panama (13B) and Miami, Florida (10A)
    Current wish list: Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Smith, Col de Dame Blanc, Italian I-258, Alma

  • #2
    You caught it very early, I've seen neglected trees with much worse symptoms. It takes a little time for the trees to look better, sometimes the leaves never really color up, but they will instead put out new leaves that look better. You mentioned that both the new and old leaves have it, but the pictures do not specify which is new and which is old, usually that would help with diagnosis of the general issue, but you already measured soil pH and know it's suitable for micronutrient availability, so you would need to determine the specific deficiency if you haven't already addressed it with the feeding. If the tree does not improve, there may be more investigation needed, but you already threw a fertilizer at it, I'd wait and see at this point.

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    • #3
      Thanks. The top photo is the newer leaf. There are a few even newer and smaller leaves, but I didn’t take a picture of those. The bottom photo is an older leaf.
      Panama City, Panama (13B) and Miami, Florida (10A)
      Current wish list: Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Smith, Col de Dame Blanc, Italian I-258, Alma

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      • #4
        It looks more like FMV to me. It often shows more when the tree is stressed.
        North Central Florida, Zone 9a.

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        • elriba
          elriba commented
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          Goodness! If it is FMV, do I have to dispose of the plant?

        • Figarious Maximus
          Figarious Maximus commented
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          No. It's like fig herpes. Most everyone has it. Just take good care of them and they'll do fine.
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